Archive for July, 2012
Act your Race, Not your Age: Performativity and the Many Faces of Comic-Con Cosplay
Keara Goin / FLOW Senior Editor
“Race matters” in the realm of stepping into a cosplay character.
The ramifications in the hip-hop community of Frank Ocean’s sexuality.
The chef who played too much: Performing masculinities in The Galloping Gourmet
Irina D. Mihalache / American University of Paris
Graham Kerr and masculinity in the kitchen.
The queasy connection between advertising and the pharmaceutical industry.
Is our relationship to social media obsessive and overwhelming? What happens when we refuse to take part?
The Carrie Diaries, The Television Reboot, and the CW’s Programming Strategies
Kayti Lausch / Flow Special Features Editor
A short history of the CW’s reliance on remakes and reboots to attract young female viewers.
Robbing Opportunities: Stereotyped Portrayals Put Latino Actors out of Action
Mary Vanderlinden / Averett University
Mary Vanderlinden discusses the stereotypical representations of Latinos in the failed CBS sitcom Rob!
A consideration of “Girls” creator Lena Dunham’s response to complaints about her show’s lack of diversity.
Serialization and Genre Expectations: The Case of The Killing
Janet Staiger / University of Texas at Austin
A look at how serialization can affect genre expectation for viewers of The Killing.